What's Wrong With This Picture: Lowered Aspirations Edition

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth

TTAC veterans will recall the rather controversial Ford Aspire Capsule Review I did last year. It wasn’t controversial because of the subject matter. How could anyone object to a small Korean car, other than the people forced to drive and/or ride in them? Rather, it was a certain word used in the review. Words have more power than we know, sometimes, particularly when you let them have that power.

The Aspire continues to have power over someone; this flock/flotilla/murder of Aspires was sitting down the street from my son’s Kodaly class today. It’s odd enough to see this many of them together, but what was even odder…

I mean, what really shocked me…

The thing that completely blew my mind…


Come on, just click the jump already!

Every one of these cars had a current registration sticker on it, had fully inflated tires, and looked to have been moved in the very recent past. Somebody out there apparently needs a group of Aspires. What are they doing? Post your theories below, and I will go find out as soon as I can catch someone loitering next to them.

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  • Mud Mud on Oct 17, 2011

    hey, all those Occupy (your city here) entitlees gotta park somewhere.

  • Jellodyne Jellodyne on Oct 17, 2011

    I see the offensive word in the review... and I which Aspire piqued your interest. The third Aspire in the row matches that word. Pink!

  • TurboMark TurboMark on Oct 17, 2011

    I'm not sure why my entire post didn't show up before but here it is now, I think the link I had pasted had messed with the formatting. I live right down the street in Clintonville. If anywhere had a collection of cars sitting on the street that deserve some attention on this website it’s this little town. This fleet of Aspires is in fact used regularly. They disappear during the day and come home at night. I believe that they are owned by a company called custom works which is, I believe, a custom cabinet maker. I drive past them every day and have always intrigued me as well, just the fact that they believe in the cars so much that they’ve kept them up all these years. I’ve often wondered whether they’ve owned them since new.

  • Medallion01 Medallion01 on Sep 14, 2013

    Not enough Aspires =P as an Ford Aspire owner